When it comes to your ocular health, early detection can make all the difference. Conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy can all benefit from early treatment and the best way to detect them is by getting regular eye exams in Calgary from Crowfoot Vision Centre. Just as important as checkups with a general physician, a comprehensive eye exam with one of our experienced optometrists is the best way to ensure your eyes and your general health get the care they need.
What to Expect During Eye Exams in Calgary
Since 1992, Crowfoot Vision Centre has been proudly serving patients in Calgary and the surrounding area. Our exams include several tests to make sure your eyes are healthy and disease-free.
Binocular Vision Assessment
Problems with the muscles in your eyes could disrupt your eye coordination, causing double vision or crossed eyes (strabismus). The optometrist at Crowfoot Vision Centre will assess the strength and coordination of the muscles associated with your vision.
Ocular Health Assessment
The doctor will look at your eyelids, eyes, and pupils to make sure everything looks healthy and works properly. If the doctor has a concern about the health of your eyes, he or she will perform the necessary tests for diagnosis and treatment.
To get a closer look at the physical condition of the inside of your eye, the optometrist can dilate your pupils, take a digital retinal photograph, and/or take an optical coherence tomography image of your eyes. We use the Optos California, a sophisticated hardware technology for retinal imaging that enables us to see more, discover more and effectively treat more ocular pathology to promote your overall health..
While the doctor shines a light into your eyes, he or she will use a phoropter or a refractor, while you look at an object, to see how your eyes reflect light. This test confirms the prescription that the visual acuity test predicted.
Visual Acuity Test
This test is the one you usually associate with eye exams, when you look at a chart with letters that get smaller and smaller as you go down. First one eye is tested, then the other. This determines how well you can see at different distances. If you have trouble seeing up close or far distances, you may need glasses or contacts to correct your vision.
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy
Protect your eyes from disease and see the world more clearly. Call us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam in Calgary at 403-241-3000.